Professor Damion Corrigan

Pure and Applied Chemistry

Personal statement

I am currently the LGC Professor in Measurement Science for Health and lead the Centre for Advanced Measurement and Health Translation - a joint initiative with the National Measurement Laboratory (NML) at the Laboratory of the Government Chemist (LGC) and the University of Stathclyde. The aim of the centre is to develop cutting edge interdisciplinary projects which drive new healthcare and measurement science R&D in Scotland.

Using my core expertise in electrochemical sensing, analytical chemistry and device fabrication my research aims to develop improved diagnostic tests for clinically important conditions such as, drug resistant bacterial infections, COVID-19, sepsis, cancer and epilepsy.  In the group we work on a range of sensor systems, from high value microfabricated arrays, to wearables and through to low cost devices for use in resource limited settings.

In addition to academic research, translational activity is an important aspect of the group's work because we are keen to ensure that developments from the lab ultimately find real world application.  As a result of this, I am co-founder of two spin-out companies (Aureum Diagnostics and Microplate Dx) and centrally involved in their onging R&D activity. My work is often highly interdisciplinary involving industrial partners (e.g. GSK, National Nuclear Laboratory, AstraZeneca, Lifescan, Aptamer Group, FlexMedical Solutions, Biotangents and other SMEs) and projects rely on close collaboration with other academics, including: clinicians, microbiologists, neuroscientists, electrical engineers and chemists.


Impedimetric (bio)sensors
Corrigan Damion K
Fundamentals of Sensor Technology Principles and Novel Designs (2023) (2023)
Signal amplification in electrochemical DNA biosensors using target-capturing DNA origami tiles
Williamson Paul, Piskunen  Petteri, Ijäs Heini, Butterworth Adrian, Linko Veikko, Corrigan Damion K
ACS Sensors (2023)
Simple and low cost antibiotic susceptibility testing for mycobacterium tuberculosis using screen-printed electrodes
Gorbanpoor Hahmad, Akcakoca Iremnur, Norouz Dizaji Araz, Butterworth Adrian, Corrigan Damion, Kocagoz Tanil, Ebrahami Aliakbar, Avci Huseyin, Guzel Fatma Dogan
Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry (2023)
Rapid assessment of antibiotic susceptibility using a fully 3D-printed impedance- based biosensor
Domingo-Roca R, Lasserre P, Riordan L, Macdonald AR, Dobrea A, Duncan KR, Hannah S, Murphy M, Hoskisson PA, Corrigan DK
Biosensors and Bioelectronics X Vol 13 (2023)
Accelerating the development of implantable neurochemical biosensors by using existing clinically applied depth electrodes
Macdonald Alexander R, Charlton Francessca, Corrigan Damion K
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (2022)
Repurposing blood glucose test strips for identification of the antimicrobial colistin
Lopez Carla, Raykova Magdalena R, Corrigan Damion K, Knapp Charles W, Ward Andrew C
Sensors and Actuators Reports Vol 4 (2022)

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I have a varied teaching history having led and delivered modules in the areas of: Cell Biology, Biophysical Chemistry, Biotechniques, Analytical Chemistry and Medical Diagnostics.

Professional activities

Development of biosensors for infectious disease
Development of diagnostic technologies for infectious and non-infectious diseases
Biologically modified electrodes for medical sensing applications
Development of electrochemical biosensors for the detection of sepsis and improved antimicrobial susceptibility testing.
Addressing the global rise in antimicrobial resistant infections through lab-on-a-chip technology
Biosensors and Bioelectronics (Journal)
Peer reviewer

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Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Milne, Stuart
Corrigan, Damion (Principal Investigator) Giardini, Mario Ettore (Co-investigator) Milne, Stuart (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2025
SenseCycle: point-of-care sensors for monitoring women's reproductive health
Jimenez, Melanie (Principal Investigator) Corrigan, Damion (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2023
Fluorous-based diagnostic platform for multiplexed diagnosis and differentiation of viral infections
Burley, Glenn (Principal Investigator) Corrigan, Damion (Co-investigator) Hoskisson, Paul (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2022
Microplate Dx High Growth Spinout Programme Phase 1I
Corrigan, Damion (Principal Investigator) Hoskisson, Paul (Co-investigator)
Funder - Scottish Enterprise
Value - £199,500.00
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2022
KTP - Biotangents
Corrigan, Damion (Principal Investigator) Ward, Andrew (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2022
Innovate UK ICURe Programme Phase 2
Hannah, Stuart (Co-investigator) Corrigan, Damion (Principal Investigator)
10-Jan-2020 - 12-Jan-2021

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